Agent Provisioning for Kace 1000 is Failing on windows xp / 7 machines.
I am getting this error on probably 50% of our computers on the network and it is becoming quite frustrating. The ports Kace is complaining about are completely open on the network and within the computer itself, Also tried having the firewall completely turned off and File and print sharing enabled and disabled nothing seems to work, any advice would be very appricated.. The error we are getting is below. Thanks
|Host Name (from DNS):||10.20.3.128|
|Suspected OS (from scan):||unknown|
|K1000 Agent Installed:||No|
|Error Category:||NETWORK related failure.|
Error: TCP ports not accessible
Possibly there is no machine at this IP address. Another possibility is that there is a router or firewall blocking the required ports. If Windows Firewall is turned ON, "File and Print Sharing" must be enabled in the Exceptions list of the Firewall Configuration.
|Record Created:||2012/04/13 09:29:48|
|Record Last Modified:||2012/04/13 09:29:48|
|[04/12/12 03:28:51 PM] Begin provisioning...
[04/12/12 03:28:51 PM] Executing Windows platform provisioning.
[04/12/12 03:28:51 PM] Probing tcp ports for accessibility.
[04/12/12 03:28:53 PM] Port 139 [netbios-ssn] not accessible
[04/12/12 03:28:55 PM] Port 445 [microsoft-ds] not accessible
STEP 1: CONNECT TCP/SSH - FAILED
[04/12/12 03:28:55 PM] End provisioning run.
If you know for sure the ports are open you can choose to by pass the port checks. Another option would be to deploy the agent thru GPO.
You can double-check the port status with telnet.
Make sure the KACE itself isn't firewalled off from some of the computers. (As opposed to the computers being firewalled off from the KACE.) You might be getting packets to those ports, but not be able to reply back from the client to the KACE.
Make sure you don't have a bad subnet mask entry somewhere.
When I originally tested, I took computers and put them on a desktop switch with a 192.168 network. You might want to try taking a computer that is failing and putting it on the same subnet and switch as the KACE just to completely rule out the network as an issue.
For Windows XP:
- Turn Off 'Simple File Sharing'
- Enable 'File & Print Sharing'
- Windows Firewall Exeptions for TCP 139, TCP 445
For Windows 7
- Turn UAC off
- Change Advance Sharing Settings Page - Turn on Network Discovery & Turn On File & Printer Sharing
or Use GPO to deploy agent:
Any other Network Devices, Switches, Hubs, Routers or Proxy Server that are not opening the required ports for TCP 139, 445?